Saturday, June 26, 2010

On My Wishlist...

Masques by Patricia Briggs (in print Oct. 2010)

This is a re-write from Patricia Briggs. It was published in the early 90s.

From Patricia's Web siteMasques was the first book I ever attempted to write. I'd never read any books on writing, nor talked to anyone who knew the first thing about constructing a novel. All I had was a life spent reading obsessively and the conviction that I knew how to tell a story. Wolf was the first character I drew up, mainly because he had starred, in one form or another, in many of the stories I'd made up through the years. I knew I wasn't skilled enough to take upon myself the task of writing a believable male viewpoint character, so I needed a female lead. I tried several of them. The innocent young miss so beloved by the series romances of the late seventies, early eighties was mincemeat when confronted by Wolf. The hardened warrior maid clashed with him horribly. Humor, I thought, was the only way to deal with a man scarred inside and out the way Wolf was. Aralorn had humor and toughness with a dash of competence and some real limitations to play off of Wolf's impressive, if almost uncontrollable abilities.
There are, of course, things I would change about Masques, explanations I'd clarify, scenes I'd add to improve the overall pacing. I wish my writing skills had been up to the level of the characters; in fact I wrote a sequel, just so I could do them justice. The sequel hasn't yet seen the light of day, but I don't intend for it to stay locked in my trunk forever.


Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs (to be published in Nov. 2010) 


This is the long awaited sequel to the first book. Gotta love that cover!


So, what have you been wishing for? :)

6 comments:

  1. These two books are also on my wishlist.

    I'm a new follower via the Hop and would love to see you at my book blog

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  2. That's interesting for her to admit she would change some things about her first novel. It shows maturity as a writer.

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  3. Both these books look and sound amazing. Now are these a different series, or a new one? I may have to give these a try if they are. :) Thanks!

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  4. It is a new series. One she had written previously and then rewrote. The next book is one people had been waiting for quite a while. :)

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  5. Thank you Melissa. I have just added them to my wish list on Goodreads. Oh, is this list out of control! :D And I love it!

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